The following pictures of Starlet with her new
foal (R'surene Harlequin) were taken on April 29, 2011. For those of you who are not familiar with Starlet's story,
she was presented at the 2009 Cochran Auction. When no one bid on her the owner mentioned to us that she could
not take Starlet home as the mare could no longer produce having lost her last foal and her husband did
not want to feed an old barren mare. Afraid to leave Starlet abandoned at the auction barn, we offered
to purchase the skinny frightened mare. The following spring (2010) we bred her to Winston and let nature take its
course. During her confinement, Starlet was not approached by veterinarians nor was she caslicked (what we were
told to do); instead, she was turned out with her friends until it was time to bring her in to foal.
Starlet delivered on April 26, 2011 at 7:15 AM. Chris had just gone
in to feed the dogs when he looked out and saw that Starlet had foaled. Without much fuss or fanfare, Starlet was
again a mother.
Harlequin a.k.a. Fred, is the most colorful foal we have ever produced. With three white socks, a large star and snip,
combined with his dark bay coloring, Fred is the apple of his mother's eye and of all who see him. With this colt, Starlet
has more than paid for her room and board. This may be her last colt; either way, Starlet will never end up at an
auction. She will always have a loving home here.